Gruner Veltliner – The #1 Sav Blanc Alternative

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Looking for an alternative to Sauvignon Blanc? Try Gruner Veltliner! A incredibly under-rated wine for the average Joe in the US, Gruner Veltliner is a dry white, similar to Sauvignon Blanc, but with more a pinch more of spice, green peppers and lime. It is paired perfectly with goat or cheddar cheese, as well as oysters, mussels, and other seafoods.

According to Wine Folly, 75% of Gruner Veltliner comes from Austria, and oddly pairs well with Asian spices, such as quality Thai food. When looking for food to pair with Gruner Veltliner, find a spicy food, and you’re set!

See below for wine facts on Gruner Veltliner:

  • High Acidity
  • Dry
  • Low Tannins
  • Medium/Light Body
  • 11-13% Alcohol Content
  • Average Price $15-$25
  • Similar wines include Sauvignon Blanc, Vermentino, Verdejo
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Photo Credit: WineFolly

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